Conduct more than three million inseminations in one season.
Launch SGL progeny test programme.
Establish a joint venture in Ireland to promote and sell New Zealand grass-based genetics.
Publish Cow Fertility Breeding Values for all artificial breeding sires.
Use robotics at National Milk Analysis Centre.
Release MINDAlink to farmers.
Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 passes into law and LIC becomes a user owned co-operative
Dairy Industry (Herd Testing and New Zealand Dairy Core Database) Regulations 2001 come into force.
DataMate software includes control of inbreeding and single gene management.
Use of Liquid KiwiCross semen for progeny testing.
Release electronic herd management packages – MINDApro and M-NOTE.
Receive license to commercialise first two BoviQuest production gene discoveries – Optimum and Quantum.
Launch new Tru-Parent (parentage verification) DNA testing service.
Open Testlink Analysis network of laboratories (milk analysis, animal health and DNA) at Hillcrest, Hamilton.
Use new DataMate software to optimise rostering of Premier Sires bulls to reduce inbreeding alarms.
Launch Protrack Farm Automation Solutions.
Launch Leptosure animal health programme, in conjunction with NZ Veterinary Association, to promote vaccination and prevent the spread of Leptosporosis.
Shareholders approve new dual share structure.
Launch of Deer Improvement subsidiary.
List investment shares on Alternative Market of the New Zealand Exchange (NZAX).
Launch Customate electronic bull selection programme.
Complete Holstein-Friesian Strain Trial comparing 1970s New Zealand Holstein-Friesian genetics with current day and US Holstein-Friesian genetics.
Deer Improvement completes first artificial breeding deer mating season.
Launch once-a-day milking breeding index to rank and breed animals specifically suited to this type of milking.
Name first KiwiCross bulls for Forward Pack Premier Sires team.
Trial EZ Link herd testing option, featuring barcoded flasks and a handheld barcode reader.
Release team of SGL bulls to the market.
Launch Once-a-Day progeny test programme.
Develop and offer DNA parentage tests for deer and sheep commercially for the first time.
New Zealand’s EBL disease status achieves international standards of freedom, thanks to an eradication programme we manage.
Animal Health laboratory is first New Zealand commercial lab to receive certification for disease testing animals destined for live export.
GeneMark with Zee Tags, develops and releases tissue sampler – DNA Punch.
Launch Trace Solutions Beef – a software mob and animal recording programme based on MINDA – to the beef industry.
Introduce innovative DNA-based test for Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD).
Genetic gain derived from our bull teams estimated to be worth $50 million, or $15 per cow.
Purchase Australian engineering company, Northern Feed Systems.
5000 dairy farmers using MINDApro.
Launch MINDA for beef and deer industries.
Set new record, and in a world first, process and dispatch more than 100,000 straws of dairy cattle semen in a single day.
Purchase FarmKeeper farm mapping program.
Begin sexed semen technology trials.
Release ‘draft only’ Protrack farm automation option.
Launch DNA Proven semen.
Induct First KiwiCross bull, Scotts Northsea, into LIC Hall of Fame.
Induct First bull dam, Whinlea Kai Ebell, into the LIC Hall of Fame.
Receive approval for purpose-built collection facility for supply of semen to the EU.
Change name of LIC National Council to LIC Shareholder Council.
Remove compulsion for cooperative control shareholders to hold investment shares.
Introduce Voluntary Investment Scheme for shareholders and an Employee Share scheme for staff.
Celebrate 100 years of herd testing.
First DNA Proven calf is born in New Zealand.
Launch EZ Link EID.
Purchase a Waikato dairy farm to be centre of innovation.
Launch limited release of EZ Heat for rotary farm dairies.
Begin Long Last Liquid (LLL) sexed semen technology trial in Waikato.
Launch Reproductive Solutions Project to help improve reproductive performance for dairy farmers.
Celebrate billion dollar Sire Proving Scheme at Fieldays.